Kamaru Usman’s Twitter account appeared to be hacked on Saturday night ahead of UFC 246, with the welterweight champion sending a string of offensive tweets to Conor McGregor.

The Irishman headlines UFC 246 tonight with his long-awaited comeback bout against the American veteran Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone.

The fight will take place at welterweight – with McGregor this week expressing interest in fighting Usman for the world title.

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Usman is in Las Vegas for tonight’s fight and, on Saturday evening, his Twitter account appeared to have been hacked as a string of offensive messages were sent to the Irishman.

“Conor McGregor is an Irish p**,” one tweet read. “N**, I will f* your wife while slapping the f** outta you punk.”

Another read: “Let’s be real, my man [Conor McGregor] is a f**** Irish punk who won’t be winning today.”

A third Tweet meanwhile displayed what appeared to be two bank accounts, along with the caption: “Tweeting his bank password when I hit 1k followers.”

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